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Beckman, Karley; Bennett, Sue; Lockyer, Lori – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
Despite significant research in the field of educational technology, there is still much we do not fully understand about students' experiences with technology. This article proposes that research in the field of educational technology would benefit from a sociological framing that pays attention to the understandings and lives of learners. Within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Secondary School Students
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Richardson, John M. – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
During a series of high school English and Drama class trips to the theatre, so many students were online, the entire back row often glowed blue. Although much of the literature suggests that information and communication technologies are benign and neutral, this back-row collision of digital and live culture signals to teachers that technology is…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Adolescents, High School Students
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Wright, Fiona; White, David; Hirst, Tony; Cann, Alan – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
The Visitors and Residents model of internet use suggests a continuum of modes of engagement with the online world, ranging from tool use to social spaces. In this paper, we examine evidence derived from a large cohort of students to assess whether this idea can be validated by experimental evidence. We find statistically significant differences…
Descriptors: Internet, Student Attitudes, Social Networks, Models
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Davis, Katie; James, Carrie – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
There is considerable debate about young people's concern for privacy today, given their frequent use of social media to share information and other content about themselves and others. While researchers have investigated the online privacy practices of teens and emerging adults, relatively little is known about the attitudes and behaviors of…
Descriptors: Privacy, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, Preadolescents
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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Dougherty, Kathleen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Web-based communication technologies that enable collaboration and sharing of information among users - such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, message boards, and others--are used commonly in contemporary organizations to increase and manage employee learning. In this investigation, we identify which of these collaborative communication technologies are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, College Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Grubbs, Samuel Jacob – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
There have been many reports indicating that there are differences between male and female students in various issues in education. This research examined the preferences for various forms of educational media by freshmen students studying English in Thailand. Approximately 3000 students at seven university campuses in central Thailand were…
Descriptors: Campuses, Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities
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Kuter-Luks, Theresa; Heuvelman, Ard; Peters, Oscar – Learning, Media and Technology, 2011
Despite clear European and Dutch policies about media education, there is currently no media education curriculum in Dutch schools. A survey among preadolescents (n = 257) in six primary schools in the Netherlands included questions regarding media access, fears, risks, parental mediation of television and the internet, and the need for media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Journalism Education, Preadolescents, Risk